A Virtual Launch with Caroline Carlson & Nick Courage!

For Family, Friends, and Fans!
A Virtual Launch
with Caroline Carlson & Nick Courage

Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00p.m. 
(via Zoom)


“Full of snappy humor, delightful wordplay, and quirky characters… this book is a whimsical exploration of belonging and sibling relationships. A witty and engaging anti-fairy-tale adventure.”—Kirkus Reviews

It's our pleasure to welcome back children's book authors Caroline Carlson & Nick Courage, this time to celebrate the release of Caroline's latest book, Wicked Marigold. The pair will join us in a virtual conversation via Zoom, and answer questions from the audience. This event is free and advance registration is required.

**Caroline will also be stopping by the shop on Saturday, July 20th at 12:00p.m. to sign copies of Wicked Marigold. 


Caroline Carlson is the author of funny and fantastical books for young readers, including The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates trilogy, The World’s Greatest DetectiveThe Door at the End of the World, and Wicked Marigold. Her novels have won accolades from the New York Times, the American Booksellers Association, Bank Street College of Education, the American Library Association, and Junior Library Guild, among others. She is the children’s book columnist for the website Literary Hub.

Caroline holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She grew up in Massachusetts and now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her family.

Nick Courage is a New Orleans-born children's book author who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife (the Young Adult novelist and literary agent Rachel Ekstrom Courage) and their dog, Chaely. His work has recently appeared in The Paris Review Daily, Scholastic’s Storyworks Magazine, The Rumpus, and Writer’s Digest. When he’s not writing his own books, he’s a partner and creative director at Courage Literary agency. For more about Nick and his books—and for free teaching resources and school visit information!—visit his website: www.nickcourage.com


Princess Marigold—who hadn’t yet been born when the remarkable Princess Rosalind was kidnapped—is eleven when the unthinkable happens: her older sister escapes her captivity and comes home. Marigold has always known she’s not as good, sweet, or kind as the sister everyone adores, but amid the celebration of Rosalind’s return, Marigold realizes something new: if Princess Rosalind is good, then Princess Marigold must be wicked. And there’s no place for wickedness in the kingdom. When Marigold tries to find a new place for herself in an evil wizard’s fortress, though, the results are disastrous. Before she’s even learned to cackle or scowl properly, she gets tangled up in a magical plot to ruin all the Cacophonous Kingdoms. Is Marigold too wicked to make things right? Or can she—with the help of a kitchen boy, a well-dressed imp, and a grumpy blob of glop—find her own way to restore peace? This endearing fantasy will have princess and anti-princess fans alike chuckling and cheering.

Wicked Marigold By Caroline Carlson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536230499
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Candlewick - July 16th, 2024

Event address: 
Penguin Bookshop
417 Beaver Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
Event date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 7:00pm